The amazing race challenges racers to learn new skills. But Claire Rehfuss’ weakness was exposed, and Derek Xiao called her situation hopeless.
[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Amazing Race Season 34 Episode 2.]
Claire and Derek got off to a strong start in ‘The Amazing Race’
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The first episode had all 12 teams start in Germany. They struggled to complete three challenges to get clues for their pit stop. The last team is eliminated and there are no non-elimination legs this season.
The challenges consisted of breaking a large block of ice, sawing a log and sliding a barrel around hay bales. Claire and Derek did well and finished first. They each won $2,500 for a trip to any destination.
“It’s really, really wild that we came first,” Claire said. “I hope that sets the tone for the rest of the race,” hoped Derek. However, they struggled in the next part of the race.
Claire Rehfuss’ weakness is her singing
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The second episode featured another scramble in Austria. All teams went there, and challenges included yodeling, playing a song with bells, and learning a dance.
They decided that Claire would call the cows, which meant she had to learn the lyrics to several yodeling songs. Luckily they had a head start as one of the first there.
“In this round we have to sing three different yodels,” Claire explained. “And we have to make hand gestures to the words they wanted.” That was obvious Big Brother Alum is not a great singer.
“I’m unmusical,” she admitted in her interview with Derek. “Like not like I haven’t been diagnosed with tone deafness.” Derek added, “I’ll diagnose you, you’re unmusical.”
“I can’t hold a punch to save my life,” she added. Claire had to try several times and looked at almost all teams, but one came and went after successfully yodelling.
“It’s so hard to see,” Derek said while watching from the side. Claire went back to learn the song again. “My anxiety is great,” she admitted, because they’ve fallen so far behind because of her.
Claire tried again and Derek laughed. “At some points in life, the situation seems so hopeless that it’s just kind of funny,” he said to the camera. Claire finally survived this round.
Did Claire and Derek survive the round?
Claire and Derek were hoping to catch up some time. They did well on the bells, even calling it “easy,” and handled the dancing well.
The pair placed fourth. “Bells, way more my speed,” Claire told host Phil Keoghan.
The last team to make it were Tim Mann and Rex Ryan. Rex also struggled with being dyslexic and trying to learn words he’d never seen before. They have been eliminated.
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